John Carter of Mars: Volume 1 [NOOK Book]

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Travel to Mars, known by its inhabitants as Barsoom, with heroic adventurer John Carter in the first three novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic science fiction series. In A Princess of Mars join John Carter on his first visit to the planet Barsoom where he joins the nomadic tribe the Tharks, wins the hand of the beautiful Dejah Thoris, and becomes the Prince of Helium. Carter returns to Barsoom in The Gods of Mars where he must find a way to return from the Valley Dor, the Barsoomian afterlife. In The Warlord ...

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John Carter of Mars: Volume 1

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Overview

Travel to Mars, known by its inhabitants as Barsoom, with heroic adventurer John Carter in the first three novels of Edgar Rice Burroughs' classic science fiction series. In A Princess of Mars join John Carter on his first visit to the planet Barsoom where he joins the nomadic tribe the Tharks, wins the hand of the beautiful Dejah Thoris, and becomes the Prince of Helium. Carter returns to Barsoom in The Gods of Mars where he must find a way to return from the Valley Dor, the Barsoomian afterlife. In The Warlord of Mars John Carter fights to free his wife, Dejah Thoris from the goddess Issus and in so doing becomes Warlord of Barsoom.

Edgar Rice Burroughs’s Barsoom series help define the science fiction genre, and inspired many well-known sci-fi writers including Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke. The books have been adapted for film and comic strips.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781443425087
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Canada
  • Publication date: 4/9/2013
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 705
  • Sales rank: 925,062
  • File size: 956 KB

Meet the Author

Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) is the creator of Tarzan, one of the most popular fictional characters of all time, and John Carter, hero of the Barsoom science fiction series. Burroughs was a prolific author, writing almost 70 books before his death in 1950, and was one of the first authors to popularize a character across multiple media, as he did with Tarzan’s appearance in comic strips, movies, and merchandise. Residing in Hawaii at the time of the attack on Pearl Harbour in 1941, Burroughs was drawn into the Second World War and became one of the oldest war correspondents at the time. Edgar Rice Burroughs’s popularity continues to be memorialized through the community of Tarzana, California, which is named after the ranch he owned in the area, and through the Burrough crater on Mars, which was named in his honour.

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